Podcaster done for now

Summary:Apple has revoked Podcaster developer Alex Sokirynsky's ability to issue ad hoc licenses for his killer iPhone app. Niall Kennedy claims over 1,300 people received provisioned licenses before Apple clipped his wings.

Banned App Podcaster forced underground
Apple has revoked Podcaster developer Alex Sokirynsky's ability to issue ad hoc licenses for his killer iPhone app. Niall Kennedy claims over 1,300 people received provisioned licenses before Apple clipped his wings. That amounts to about $13,000 in revenue if each person donated the requested $10.

Two weeks ago Podcaster was denied access to the App Store because "it duplicates the functionality of the Podcast section of iTunes." Sokirynsky mentioned in my interview with him that Apple encouraged him to explore Ad Hoc distribution after Podcaster was denied. Ad Hoc distribution is capped at 100 users, but Sokirynsky got around the limitation by re-compiling Podcaster after he had given out 100 provisions.

Will Apple invoked the infamous kill switch to shut off the app?  I kind of doubt it. Are you one of the lucky 1,300 people that got it? Share your thoughts on Podcaster in the TalkBack.

Topics: Apps, Apple, Browser

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